plural noun Gan·o·ceph·a·la \ˌganōˈsefələ\

Definition of Ganocephala

in some classifications

  1. :  a group of labyrinthodonts including Archegosaurus and related genera having the head armored with bony plates


adjective or noun


\-ləs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of ganocephala

New Latin, from gano- (from Greek ganos brightness, joy) + -cephala; from the brightness of the bony plates; akin to Greek gēthein to rejoice — more at joy

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to cast off or become cast off

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